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CSPAN
Nov 25, 2013 1:00am EST
election and this year dan wrote the book "collision 2012" obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. "collision 2012" provides incredibly detailed rich insights into both the election campaign and makes for fascinating reading. in 2011, dan received the white house correspondents association smith award for writing about the presidency and the national press club award for political analysis. dan is a regular panelist on tbs's "washington week" in "msnbc"'s daily rundown and a frequent guest on other public affairs shows. please join me in welcoming george, jeremy and dan. [applause] thank you. >> so we are going to do a little curly, moe and what's the other guys named? a routine up here, larry and hopefully quite soon we can turn it over to you and get it going both ways. the year 2008 came up in each of the introductions and it was then that i began to think about it look would try to understand what happened that year with these huge pillars of american economy and our society collapsing from auto may curse to tanks to the housing market, commercial investment banks a
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 11:00pm EST
. valerie and david axlerod are obama's two key advisers, one a campaign manager, and the other manages everything else. barack obama, valerie, david all were born into the same communist left that i was, all trained in the communist left, all graduated to the new left which was formed by red diaper babies like myself with the same political agendas, and they've never left it, and how do i know that? because i'm someone who did leave. now, i will tell you, if you are part of a movement that you come to understand it is deceitful when you get out, you repudiate it and warn other people about it, and they, of course, haven't. this is a mentality, and you have to understand -- as i say, my parents call themselves progressives. leftists may be delusional, but they are not stupid. they understand that you don't telegraph your agendas because that turns people off. when i was young, stalin was alive, the slogan of the american communism party was -- it was not solve yet america dictatorship, take away the wealth, and distribute it to our friends. their slogan was peace, jobs, and democracy. t
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2013 4:00am EST
by president obama, suddenly it is a government takeover of health care by their definition and that's about the worst you can do. look, the affordable care is not perfect. i could not name a piece of legislation that would never pass in 200 years that's perfect. the founding fathers set up a first tee with the imperfections. it's called working together to solve problems. if there's a thick, thin me to be ironed out, glitches like fixing the website. obviously the website should work. the affordable care act as i described this afternoon is so much more than a website. it means so much more to millions of people. i'm ready. all of my colleagues on my side of the aisle are ready, willing and able to hammer out some of those problems that crop up. what we are not willing to do was repeal it and go backwards. [applause] >> is there any chance that congress will work together? specifically, i'm a lemonade in the salary cap on the fakir reductions. >> , federal reductions? >> fica for social security. >> you now, that concept is part of the broader discussion, which i hope we get to in congress
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 9:00pm EST
that is the age of barack obama. obama is interesting because she is not just a liberal liberal, as someone who doesn't care what you do as long as it is mandatory. [laughter] until thursday was a joke when jay carney tried to explain why the new health-insurance is taken away from new it is a good thing. [laughter] he actually said you can choose any health plan you want so long as it is the health plan the government is mandating which is the joke in real life so that exceeds irony but obama is not even a liberal he gave a speech to a joint speech he bid at the elections but then explained there was no need for the male and basically said i am here to change america. and did galactic history then followed with the revolution. and before he enacted all this made him a social democrat on the european model. very unusual. what is a social democrat? the famous in the dough after he loses the election the labor party leader churchill's leader of the opposition goes to the men's room of the house of commons standing alone in the house of commons. that is as good as it gets. [laughter] >> then he go
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 3:35pm EST
between two quite different personalities and people in president obama governor romney. if you think about where each of them came from, they could have been more different. >> host: was there a point when the winner of the collision could have been? >> guest: well you can argue a year out the president was very vulnerable. in large part to cut as it was not clear what was going to happen with the economy. as we played out the election to things. one, think of presidents camp and was more skillful and more effective both in the consistency and the shaping of its message and also just in the sort of its organization and get out the vote operation in many of the things they did with technology. having said that, i think by the end of the campaign the deck was fairly well stacked against romney. it would have been a very heavy lift for him to be able to defeat the president in the end. >> host: was a significant that barack obama didn't get as many votes in 2012 as he got in 2000 a? >> guest: very significant. you have to go back to the 19th century to find a president who was reelected
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
, and that is president barack obama. you have had dinner with president obama several times, as a group of historians summoned to talk with him. you have an impression on him? compare kennedy and obama in terms of leadership style and temperment. >> first off, i would say that if it weren't for kennedy i don't know that obama ever would have made it to the white house. because kennedy broke the hold of the protestant -- white protestant male on the office and opened the idea it could be a much broader group that can think about running for the office, and when we see a woman as president in the not too distant future -- not lobbying for anybody now -- >> nonpartisan -- >> that's why i said that. and -- but we will see a woman, and at some point we may see an asian american, hispanic, but i think obama's presence there can be traced back to kennedy. and obama's quite interested in kennedy and interested in the history of the presidency. we have had four dinners with him, and at the first dinner he wanted to talk about how other presidents had achieved their transformative presidency. roosevelt, woodro
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 10:15am EST
in 2020 saving seniors $300 a year in drug costs. a year after president obama sine die affordable care act into law i spoke at the democratic club, one of the largest democratic club in florida whose membership is largely made of senior citizens who live in my congressional district. when i finished and began taking questions a woman i had known for 23 years who i had never thought of as struggling to make ends meet rose to make a statement. she said thanks to obamacare i don't have to ask the pharmacist to score my pills anymore. i used to do that so they would last longer but because the doughnut hole is closing i can afford my prescriptions now. was an eye opening moment because i use that story generally as an example of arguing for the affordable correct package. i stood in line behind seniors at the pharmacy who cannot afford to pay for their prescriptions so they had to decide which to fill in which to leave. here was a woman i knew well directly benefited from closure of the medicare prescription drug coverage gap. more clear to me than ever before that obamacare and safety net
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 9:00pm EDT
who were even connected to the 9/11 attacks. that is still the law that president obama and his administration cite when they are bombing people in yemen. in some cases, targeting individuals who were toddlers on 9/11. the law was written to target the people responsible for 9/11. how were the toddler responsible for 9/11? how are they still use that law? it was a blank check and still being used to the day. now there's discussion about rewriting to make it permanent. prawment said in the second inauguration address he didn't want the u.s. to live in a state of perpetual war. his policies indicate that he wants the exact opposite. that's exactly what he wants. he wants the u.s. to be in a per perpetual state of war. there was only one member of congress that voted against the aumf. imagine what it was like. we remember what it was like in the days after 9/11. the fear and history -- gripping the country. there was one congress member barbara lee of california. i think young people should watch that speech. you find it online. bus barbara lee was trembling when he gave the speech
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 2:00am EST
obviously. president obama not only kept that program going, he has expanded and believes that it is a useful tool of national security, and he believes it is legal. you know, there is obviously talk about, some people who would like to find prosecution on some of these issues because, as you say, the interrogations' are what people call torture. president obama decided that he was not going to do that. he allowed a real investigation of some of the cia officers. that's a place and then was closed without any additional prosecutions. so i think at the moment there is no -- it does not seem to be a vehicle at the moment that is moving in that direction are trying to investigate those issues, but president obama did sign an order banning what -- the techniques that were included in some of the programs the vice-president cheney and president bush had authorized. >> since the end of the bush administration, how many times have the chaneys and the bushes -- >> not very many. two publications together. president bush broke ground on his library. then again when it opened just t
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 7:15pm EST
to the celebrations in washington dc where our new president barack obama would be inaugurated. they would care you need the morning after those festivities to faraway burma, myanmar which would lead to much writing. they would take me to thailand for a lovely trip up the river where i could wave happily at the people that smiled back when they were smiled upon. they would take me to gaza and writing about the palestine israel impact. from the west bank to indiana to all kinds of amazing places. like for instance petra in jordan. who knew? i would find myself raising a nation of chickens in between travel and business to all the people in oakland, where baker. might cushion on the fountain of peace because of my attention to some of the deep suffering in the world sometimes seemed far away. i felt torn. the condition i didn't like or recommend. and then in a dream that came to me there was a long asphalt highway like the one that passed by my grandparents place when i lived with them as an eight and nine year old. my grandfather and i said on the porch in the heat and count the cars as they whiz by
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2013 6:00am EST
is your question? >> my question is how come obama and the democratic people are writing us down with the social plan to take aware our children, shove health care down our throat we cannot afford and tell us we have to take care of everybody. maybe you people need to read the book and see what hitler did to his people. i am very upset about it. >> let's get a response . >> obviously, i don't share richard's view. and what we are trying to do as democrats under president obama's leadership is focus on what most people's priority is which is creating jobs and getting the economy to turn around and long-term issues and get a handle on the safety net programs like social security and medicare. that is the appropriate role for the government and i think most americans agree. which is why they reelected president obama. >> do you think richard's concern? he feels it is being put on him. is that a fair concern? >> i really don't. in this case, accusations like he unfortunately chose to do isn't constructive. i wish folks like him would step back, listen and engage in dialogue and under
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 11:00pm EDT
in several former senior obama administration officials said the agency drew on it from both americans and foreigners. >> with that description we can assume that every bit of data out there, every purchase, every meal, every phonecall, every e-mail and because of the ability of supercomputers to digest this material is available. one would have to be extremely naÏve to think this is a power of that will not be in use. the question really is what can you do about it? i'm going to offer a solution because everybody gets undoubtably come here and it's all depressing and what can we do? i think this solution existed. it's not a perfect one and he came up during the negotiations over the reversal of glass-steagall in the 90s. i happen to cover it for the "l.a. times" and in the financial services modernization act which is the basic piece of legislation. an odd coalition formed that said insurance companies and commercial banks and investment houses your emerging an enormous amount of information. health insurance banking records and housing records and so forth brady should have a privac
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
obama. so okay enemies to be audited but he surrounded himself with good people and decent people and honest people who said, i am not auditing people for political reasons. no one was ever audited. nixon himself was audited as president. now to the current president, famous romney donner suddenly find themselves not only being audited it visited by the cpa, visited by the ins. that one guy that was written up in "the wall street journal". he has a big ranch in employed to guest workers and for that the ins comes in and examined him. we know from what has come out about the irs that denying tax-exempt status to groups based on their politics. >> now in previous books you have said that these tough love for liberals even though you don't love them, in this book -. >> yes. >> there is tough love for conservatives but you do love them. what is some of that tough love you just doubt on this book? >> the theme of this book is that life is a horror when democrats ran. [applause] it covers many many many aspects of that, the pension, the public-sector unions the crime rates oh new york c
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 4:00am EST
to the microphone, we'll hear from you as well. my final question is this: president obama is having such a difficult time right now. so what advice with your presidents give him? [laughter] >> you can go first. [laughter] >> president wilson would say, get to the president's room! [laughter] go there, start a dialogue. now woodrow wilson had a contentious senate in the end. a contentious house of representatives as well. he didn't get everything he wanted. but here is what wilson engaged in. it was a sustained dialogue for eight years that was a lot of consternation. there was a lot of argument, there was a lot of disagreement, but there was an ongoing chat between these two houses -- these two branches of the american government. and i think that is something wilson believed in so strongly. the second thing, and it's related to it, and it's especially ironic because we do have such an image of such a stiff figure. the fact is wilson personalized the presidency. he was not afraid to go down to the congress. he did not just sit in the imperial white house. again, very ivory tower-ant
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 10:20am EST
was, there is the obama magic. it was mostly it's almost impossible to take out and come and i just thought, you can't take out an incumbent. they couldn't take out george bush, and they put everything they had into 2004. george soros money, michael moore. they were so -- you think we were depressed? we have lives. [laughter] so it wasn't, i never hated romney. i just thought that the point chris christie, he, he was so mean. and i loved him so much back and. all, chris christie, where have you gone? >> you were a chubby chaser back in. >> i was a chubby chaser. it was crazy. it was like running off with a biker. i came back to the responsible choice. at first after seeing his speech at our convention last year, did any of the sequence i flew to tampa specifically to see chris christie's speech. mr. streetfighter, he can say the things wrong they can say. it was the most boring state of the state new jersey speech i'vi have ever seen. and still i was willing to forgive him because he's about to win reelection tomorrow and admittedly a large blue state. and again he's mean to liberal
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 7:00pm EDT
that obama has. [laughter] [applause] new york is the city that gives and gives and gives again. its wisdom is not so much its culture, but in the collective genius of its people. many of us arrived here as aspirants seeking a better life, and quite a few achieved everything we ever dreamed of and more. after childhood split between trenton, new jersey, and harlem during the great depression, you see, my father and mother separated when i was about 6 or 7. my mother brought me here to new york. she and her mother, my grandmother, were domestics, cooking and cleaning for perhaps a dollar a day. keep in mind, i'm kind of old. i was born this -- in 1927. but we were never, never hungry. never went to bed hungry, clothes were clean because my here and grandmother scrubbed them, sewed up the holes. and i was poor, but i didn't want know it as achild -- i didn't know it as a child. so i'm really quite fortunate. but the time came when i went back to trenton because it was determined that my father could better care for us. he started with a one-chair barbershop, expanded into several. he used to
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
were at the height. is once said the british people don't like being pushed around. as president obama with is finding with the affordable care act, neither do americans. we cherish freedom. i found in britain that the left and many conservatives that opposed thatcher were fundamentally antiamerican. in watergate and stronger patriot and a believer in british and american greatness. the last time i spoke to lady thatcher, and i didn't know her as well as my coauthor, was actually in the house cannon office building. she had dedicated a painting of her and ronald reagan. so i talked to her after wards, briefly, and i just said i met her a few years earlier in parliament. and lived in britain for almost 12 years and was a student there. she turned to me in the quizzical way of looking at you. she said you lived in britain when i was prime minister and you never came to visit me? [laughter] four younger conservatives in the audience today, your role will be like thatcher. you have to clean up the mess today. the united is not headed in a good direction and fall upon your shoulders to clea
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 6:45am EST
with obama's visit to africa i think it's been a pointedly clear that the popular opinion is absolutely not to increase foreign aid. americans survey after survey are against that, for better or for worse. but that more and more there's an idea that what we should be doing is backing investments in africa and helping businesses develop and helping the economic growth that quite frankly is happening in some countries rather vigorously. and i forget you a question. oh, yes, my book. weed my book. >> a day of reckoning. >> very soon, i'm hopeful. >> the great economist taught me years ago that aid, foreign aid from government and government can do harm and does arms and provide empowering and strengthening governments to suppress development in their own countries. so the whole approach that aid can only do good sometimes, from government especially can do harm. by again suppressing development. >> or by supporting a corrupt government. >> precisely. that's what it meant to say. >> is there any indication that george soros or any of his staffers have read your book? >> i have a soft spot f
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
we haven't explored very much, which i think we can do with the obama administration, is things like transactions in medical services, where we can actually earn a lot of money and actually bring even universities and others on board here. there's a lot of work going on for this, but there's no response from either party, i should say. but i think this is something where the guys going to benefit most like indians who should be pushing for services trade, not just for -- that's already going on. but we need to expand it on a massive scale to where we have competitive advantage and the kinds of services that the americans -- still not responding. >> a couple more. >> a microphone coming there, byron. >> byron wean, black sun group. china has been growing primarily because it's been borrowing money or various businesses have been borrowing money from the banking system or the schad to banking system, and investment in infrastructure spending has fueled the growth. the five-year plan they introduced in 2010, said they were going to reverse that. investment spending what 45% of gdp. cons
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2013 8:00am EDT
with obama but the governor is a republican, rick snyder, and he's the one who appointed this guy kevin or it was what's known as an emergency measure and is basically running the city. you sort of powers over the city's budget and finances and he made the decision to put the city in bankruptcy. and so you can you see some of those you know, i guess divides over the best way to fix these things playing out in detroit. the governor when he took office made the decision to slash corporate tax rates throughout the state. you know, to lure business back to the state. he did not choose to increase aid to the largest and most troubled city. instead chose to appoint this emergency manager and move towards managed the bankruptcy. so yeah, you know, it's not as, i guess, maybe in some with texas and detroit, our michigan rather aren't as different as they seem they would be. >> jeff, i have a quick question on that front. because you and i were talking before about how even the contrast, thinking about a place being in sort of disrepair and then maybe the tide shifting. we are talking of the con
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2013 3:50pm EST
it the swine flu. president obama told us we must call it the h1n1 virus. that was a gift to smithfield, basically. because what it was was trying to cover up where it started, which was in the valley. the first children to get sick from it were will. so, of course, people in the valley resisted. you know, ranchers, they started resisting when those construction crews would come out to build new ones. they would surround the construction crews, and the police would have to come and rescue the construction crew, and then the police would come back, and mysteriously all the construction for the materials had vanished. one of the teachers in this town, she told me that her students were telling her that riding to school on the school bus was like riding in a toilet. so she started writing leaflets about this and passing them out, and smithfield started charging her and those farmers who were fighting about it with defamation, a criminal charge in mexico. they kept, smithfield kept them in court for two years, and the crime was telling people about what the conditions were in the valley tha
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
in rushing to d.c. where new president barack obama would be a not very good. they would carry me the morning after those festivities to faraway burma myanmar which would lead to much writing about ang san suu kyi. they would take me to thailand for a lovely trip up the river where i could waive happily and that people would smile back when smiled upon. they would take me to gaza and much writing about the palestine israel impasse. to the west bank, to india, to all kinds of amazing places like for instance had tried in jordan. who knew? i would find myself raising a nation of chickens in between travels and visits to holy people to oakland would take her and -- my cushion the fountain that piece because of my attention to some of the deepest suffering in the world. sometimes staying far away. i felt torn. a condition i do not like and i do not recommend. and then in a dream came to me. there was a long asphalt highway , like the one that passed by my grandparents place when i lived with them as an eight and 9-year-old. my grandfather and i sat on the porch and the still of georgia heat and c
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2013 6:00am EST
in a sense that you see the same kind of, you know, faction when clinton was pitted against obama. formula displeased with both of them wanted to see them as adv r advasaries. it is part of our legacy, but any place is being reinvestigated as well. sorry to go on. thank you. >> could you discuss the role or lack there of among political opponents among compromise and how it relates today to political fraction. >> i think you should answer that. >> crisis and compromise is a subtitle of my book. we heard about these compromises but the word was being banded about. and you have people shouting in the senate or house of representatives i will not compromise or william lloyd saying no compromise with slave holders. and the whole issue was con tended in the same tense it is today. because you could argue someone like garrison is taking a morale position. and what about positions that are not absolute? when are you pragmatic? that is when lincoln comes in. he was willing to compromise and that is why people thought he was slow with regard to emancipation but he was working slowly so you could g
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 11:55am EST
, democrat or republican, might keep. and, in fact, president obama does keep a lot of the national security policies that he inherented from president bush. >> host: in reading your book, it seems as if you interviewed the principals. >> guest: interviewed vice president cheney, coppty rice, colin powell, david petraeus. everybody except for president bush who chose not to be interviewed. the great thing about it is most of them were on the record. the vast majority of them were choosing to be on the record understanding now it's history and it's time to document what happened for the record. >> host: why days of fire as the title? >> guest: well, that comes from the president's second term inaugural address. you can see the title was really eight years of crises that they confronted, war and terrorism, natural disaster and financial collapse, really eight years of days of fire. pretty tumultuous time both for them and the country. so one that we need to look back at and figure out what happened so that we can understand what's happening today because we're still debating many of the same i
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